Darkover (1545) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2012 Very dark brown with a big brown head. Aroma of sweet roasted malts and whiskey. Taste is sour with lots sweet roasted malts. Roasty finish. Too sour I ended up pouring it out. Strykzone (7714) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bomber from Hayduke. We enjoyed a bottle together via facebook chat. This was a handsome beer being black and sporting a nice tan head. A roasted nose more than anything. Roasted flavor, too. There was gobs of roasted notes and it was on the harsh side. Later I tasted vanilla and even later some whiskey came through. It did have a nice smooth rich feel. Temperatures brought positive changes. A nice beer. dnstone (3575) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Light whiskey, wood and roast aromas. Roasty, thin porter with a slight edge of almost-tartness due to the whiskey, which also imparts some vanilla notes. Brown-copper in color with a bit of tan head. mttan02 (29) - Tolleson, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Very glad I tried this beer! Beautifully dark. Super smooth mouthfeel. Delicious! Very highly recommended. coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Bomber. Poured black with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma was whisky, roasted malt. Flavor was whisky, roasted malt, hints of vanilla, wood. A touch of sour fruit, which was not wholly unpleasant. Quite smooth overall.
SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Pours pitch black with a tiny, fizzy brown head. Smells a little like chocolate and a bit of vanilla but nothing is too pronounced. Taste has a bit of vanilla and something that is kinda like a sourness or a metallic character, almost like a lesser quality bourbon. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, BridgePort Raven Mad Imperial Porter finishes with that same sort of sour character. I wanted to like this one, but I just couldn’t. Bricktop86 (914) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 7, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 Pours black with a few fingers of thick tan head. Aroma of coffee, wood and vanilla. Taste is coffee, strong vanilla and oak, and some background hops. Creamy on the palate BeerHawk (1811) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle. Poured black with a tan head that settled to a ring. Sweet malt aroma with some backing of barrel wood and hints of alcohol. The flavor found caramel, roast, and supported with a whisky backing. Medium body and a roasted aftertaste. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Bottle. Black with a thin tan head. Chocolate and light bourbon and vanilla aroma. Tastes of chocolate sweet caramel notes of lightly sour bourbon and citrus with a dry subtle oak finish. mrmartin (786) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Dark brown pour with big tan head. Watery even for a porter. Lots of roasty and nutty malts. Hint of vanilla and bourbon. Woody dry finish
Gimmicky 3-d label decent porter.